NEW YORK, NY (December 6th, 2010) – BT earns a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Electronic/Dance Album” at the 53rd annual GRAMMY Awards to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on February 13th, 2011, for his sixth studio album, THESE HOPEFUL MACHINES (Nettwerk/Black Hole). Long regarded within the entertainment industry as one of the forefathers of the music genre known as ‘trance,’ BT is as recognized for writing proprietary computer code to suit his creative needs as he is for selling-out nightclubs and festivals where thousands of club-goers flock to exult in his music. BT has worked with leading artists, including: Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Madonna, Sting, Seal and Britney Spears. BT has also worked with dance music luminaries, including: Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold and Paul van Dyk.
A classically trained musician who considers Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy and Sergei Rachmaninoff as influences, BT attended the Berklee College of Music and has scored and had his music appear in major motion pictures, including (but not limited to): The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010); Pixar Presents Cars: Tokyo Mater (2008); Stealth (2005); Monster (2004); Blade II (2002); The Fast And The Furious and Lara Croft: Tombraider (2001); Go (1999) and several others. The current single from THESE HOPEFUL MACHINES is “THE EMERGENCY,” a song which has enjoyed the #1 chart position on satellite radio and broadcast/terrestrial radio in key U.S. markets. On December 2nd, leading software company, iZotope Inc., announced the acquisition of BT’s own software company, Sonik Architects. The first releases from the newly formed iZotope/BT partnership will include BT’s proprietary Stutter Edit® and Break TweakerTM software and SonifiTM iPhone application.
Born Brian Transeau in Rockville, MD, BT’s aptitude for music and mathematical theory evidenced themselves at an early age. “Music is applied mathematics,” BT has said. Take falling rain: from observing inherent rhythms in falling rain as a child, BT today utilizes software he devised for nano-correcting the micro-rhythmic patterns of rain into a subtle percussion to which the mind responds on a subconscious level. BT’s groundbreaking studio albums have become a blueprint for countless electronic musicians who followed in their wake. Those albums include: This Binary Universe (2006); Emotional Technology (2003), spawning the hit single, “Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved)”; Movement In Still Life (1999); ESCM (1997); and Ima (1995). Classic BT tracks, such as “Flaming June,” “Blue Skies” ft Tori Amos and “Hip Hop Phenomenon,” are as lethal when unleashed on packed dancefloors today as they were when first released. BT’s revolutionary Laptop Symphony and other live performances consistently connect with audiences, his soaring melodies and driving beats speaking to each individual listener.